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ALBUQUERQUE — Albuquerque is on track to meet its water conservation goal for 2008.
The city says Water Authority customers are making progress toward the 2008 water usage goal of 165 gallons per person per day.
Annual usage stood at 30.193 billion gallons through the end of November.
That's 577 million gallons under the 30.77 billion gallon goal.
Conservation officer Katherine Yuhas says the city closing in on the goal, but doesn't want to lose ground.
She says that with cold weather, it's time to shut down sprinkler systems for the winter.
Albuquerque must reduce per-capita water consumption in coming years to meet state permit requirements for the San Juan-Chama Drinking Water Project, which had a grand opening last week.
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